- Conor McGregor will likely be out of action for an entire year.
- That’s according to the UFC boss Dana White, who said he may not return until the summer of 2022.
- McGregor has lived his best life since his bone-breaking loss, buying a $US3.2 ($AU4) million yacht.
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The former two-weight UFC champion lost the opening round, broke his leg, and lost a fight for the second time this year when he came unstuck to the American in grueling back-to-back defeats.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed McGregor a six-month medical suspension in the days after the defeat at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s going to take him a year to recover from this one before he can come back,” White said.
In the same interview, White said McGregor has suffered from “ankle issues for the last couple years,” and has “chronic arthritis in his ankles.”
According to the UFC boss, it is unclear if McGregor will even return because he’s made so much money in and away from combat sports, and just may not have that desire to train and fight through the aches and pains fighters endure.
“The fight game is a tough game and the kid’s cemented a massive legacy for himself and made a lot of money, so we’ll see how the rest of his career plays out,” White said.
McGregor has been living his best life since the loss
McGregor did not initially handle the defeat well as he delivered a wild, disturbing, and frenzied rant before he was taken to a Los Angeles hospital for a three-and-a-half hour surgery.
The Irishman screamed obscenities, made claims about Poirier’s wife, and could even be heard issuing death threats off-camera.
In the weeks since, McGregor has been living his best life, though. He has posted a promo clip of a pub he’s bought and renovated called The Black Forge in Ireland, sent a message to Richard Branson, and bought a $US3.2 ($AU4) million Lamborghini super yacht.
McGregor met Branson in 2018 and the unlikely pair had a play fight in front of a live audience, posed shirtless, and McGregor said: “He’s no Sir on this soil.”
Speaking this month, after Virgin Galactic flew the billionaire and three crewmates to the edge of space, said: “I applaud you my friend,” on Instagram.
As for the super yacht, you can see McGregor’s newest luxury purchase below:
McGregor won his first seven fights in the UFC – all at featherweight. Since moving out of the 145-pound (66kg) division and competing in a higher weight class, McGregor put together a run of three wins against four losses.
His total record in pro MMA currently stands at 22 wins (19 knockouts, one submission and two decisions) against six losses.